Monday 22 December 2014

Something Reckless by Lexi Ryan - Book Review
From the Blurb:

Dive into a world of secrets and temptation. Read the first novel in the sizzling Reckless and Real series from NYT bestselling author Lexi Ryan...

He talks dirty to me, but I don’t know his name.

He wants to tie me up, but I don’t know his face.

He turns me on, but I couldn’t point him out in a crowd.

I’ve fallen for an anonymous stranger, and now the anonymity ends. I want more than typed secrets and texted promises. I want something reckless. Heat. Passion. The thrill of being entirely possessed.
Because I suspect this anonymous stranger isn’t a stranger at all.


Lizzy Thompson met Riverrat69 online through Something Real, a service promising to deliver meaningful relationships by forbidding its users to share names or photos until they’ve reached a certain benchmark. She was looking for love. He was researching an investment. They hit it off. Talked and flirted, hid behind screen names and cartoon avatars.

Now they’re breaking the rules and meeting in person. But Liz is prepared. She’s picked up hints and followed clues. She’s ninety-percent convinced she’s discovered the identity of her dirty-talking online friend.

She wonders if her ex-lover Sam Bradshaw knows her identity too.

When she rolls the dice on one reckless night, her chance at something real could crumble.

The Review:

Note: Something Reckless is Book 1 in the Reckless and Real series, but I think you really probably need to read the prequel, Something Wild, before diving into this one. Something Wild is currently available for FREE, but it's also included at the start of Something Reckless. The thing is... I might accidentally include a few spoilers for Something Wild here (though I'll try not to)... soooo... if you haven't already read it, read ahead at your own risk! You can read my review of Something Wild here.

In Something Wild we learned the extent of Liz and Sam's desire for each other, their history and heat, now it's two years later, they no longer speak to each other, but their desire's still there. Something Reckless begins where Something Wild left off in the epilogue, Liz dating other men and Sam unable to forgive her. Liz's dating life isn't that simple, though, she's been checking out a new internet dating site ("Something Real") and flirting with a man she keeps hoping is really Sam.

We get to know a lot more about Liz, not only her sexual and personal desires, but her career ambitions, which are much more than a ditzy perky blonde. Even so, it's her flaws and imperfections, her inability to really get anything quite right, that make Liz my favorite Lexi Ryan heroine to date.

We get to know Sam better. Sexy, dirty Sam. Oh, he's so naughty and I love it. We also learn more about his insecurities, not only his family life, but also why he's so unsure when it comes to his feelings for Liz. He's so bad and just a little broken. You gotta love him.

What I love most about Lexi Ryan's romances is that they are so suspenseful, even if they aren't precisely suspense. There are a few little mysteries in this one to keep you guessing. We also have less flashbacks, as compared to say Hanna's memory flashes in the Here and Now Series, as well as the remembrances of past misdeeds in Something Wild, which means that the edge of the seat reading is even more intense than I was expecting. This is not a book that you can put down midway through!

I thought the end was quite predictable, but it's the way that Liz and Sam deal with their relationship around the developing issues that makes this a gripping read. How they can possibly resolve these issues in Book 2 is the resounding question at the end of Something Reckless. I don't know but I want to find out!

Of course, it's not just the suspense of the mysteries that make this such an addictive read. It's also the hot hot hot sex. All Sam and Liz's wanting from so many years of unfulfilled desire heats up to boiling point!

Something Reckless is a super hot, suspenseful contemporary romance. It's not a standalone, though, and I'm dying for Book 2!

Something Reckless by Lexi Ryan is a contemporary romance released on December 22, 2014.

Find this book at: Amazon | Amazon UK Goodreads

More from Lexi Ryan on Love Reading Romance:

Lost In Me by Lexi Ryan (Here and Now Series #1) - Book Review
Fall to You by Lexi Ryan (Here and Now Series #2) - Book Review
Fall to You by Lexi Ryan (Here and Now Series #2) - Excerpt
All For This by Lexi Ryan (Here and Now Series #3) - Book Review
All For This by Lexi Ryan (Here and Now Series #3) - Excerpt
Something Wild by Lexi Ryan - Review and Excerpt

Thanks to Lexi Ryan and AToMR tours for the review copy.